Class Information for Fall 2016: CAN'T WE JUST GET ALONG?, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Thursday, November 17, Palm Ridge Recreation Center, Acacia Room
Gatherings with family and friends during the holidays can bring out the best and worst in each other. Holiday celebrations become a time of anxiety and reignited conflict with family and friends. Even routine discussions about the grandkids, movie preferences, family decisions and budgets can escalate from a difference in opinion to dispute and conflict. For some, the only way to go is to call it as you see it. For others, diplomacy reigns supreme. You prefer harmony to discord. When values and preferences clash, argument and resentment can escalate, reducing the ability to have open dialog, solve problems or find common ground. You miss the joy that you seek in spending time with family and friends. Explore opportunities, a process and techniques for adjusting your response so that you donâ€™t feel attacked and retaliate or close down and hold on to your anger.